08 January 2014

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Cowardice And Cowards

a) You gain nothing by becoming cowards. . .
b)  . . Please everybody without becoming
a hypocrite and without being a coward.
—Swami Vivekananda 
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In this article you'll find a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on cowardice.
  • Always keep the mind cheerful. Everyone will die once. Cowards suffer the pangs of death again and again, solely due to the fear in their own minds.[Source]
  • Bear in mind, my children, that only cowards and those who are weak commit sin and tell lies. The brave are always moral. Try to be moral, try to be brave, try to be sympathising.[Source]
  • Bullies are always cowards.[Source]
  • Cowardice is no virtue.[Source]
  • Cowards never win victories. We have to fight fear and troubles and ignorance if we expect them to flee before us.[Source]
  • Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind.[Source]
  • Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice.[Source]
  • Do not run away, it is cowardice.[Source]
  • I am inclined to believe that one who is a coward will be born after death as an insect or a worm, that there is no salvation for a coward even after millions of years of penance.[Source]
  • I hate cowardice; I will have nothing to do with cowards or political nonsense.[Source]
  • . . . If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like lions. We must rouse India and the whole world. No cowardice.[Source]
  • "It is the coward and the fool who says, 'This is fate'" — so says the Sanskrit proverb. But it is the strong man who stands up and says, "I will make my fate."[Source]
  • It is the hero alone, not the coward, who has liberation within his easy reach.[Source]
  • Many a time comes when we want to interpret our weakness and cowardice as forgiveness and renunciation.[Source]
  • May the Lord ordain that your son becomes a man, and never a coward![Source]
  • Never allow weakness to overtake your mind. Remember Mahavira, remember the Divine Mother! And you will see that all weakness, all cowardice will vanish at once.[Source]
  • No cowardice, no sin, no crime, no weakness — the rest will come of itself. . . .[Source]
  • . . . Please everybody without becoming a hypocrite and without being a coward.[Source]
  • . . . Really, there is no greater sin than cowardice; cowards are never saved — that is sure. I can stand everything else but not that.[Source]
  • Our own selfishness makes us the most arrant cowards; our own selfishness is the great cause of fear and cowardice.[Source]
  • Strength and manliness are virtue; weakness and cowardice are sin.[Source]
  • The coward, afraid of the lash, with one hand wipes his eyes and gives with the other. Of what avail are such gifts?[Source]
  • The coward is an object to be pitied.[Source]
  • This world is not for cowards.[Source]
  • To cowards what advice shall I offer? — nothing whatsoever have I to say.[Source]
  • We are all born cowards.[Source]
  • We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on.[Source]
  • We know how often in our lives through laziness and cowardice we give up the battle and try to hypnotise our minds into the belief that we are brave.[Source]
  • You gain nothing by becoming cowards.[Source]
  • You must be fearless. It is the coward who fears and defends himself.[Source]

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